Congressional staffers face layoffs and furloughs in two weeks, but Congress members made sure their own paychecks were safe when passing the “sequester law” in 2011.
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The Senate has approved legislation that extends the nation’s debt ceiling until May, despite some concerns the bill conflicts with the 27th Amendment.
The debate over the “No Budget, No Pay” debt-ceiling deal has some people saying the proposed act is unconstitutional because of the 27th Amendment. But what happens if Congress passes a law that can be successfully challenged?
One of the least known constitutional amendments is getting a lot of publicity as a wild card in the ongoing budget battle in Washington. The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment, and there are many people who probably don’t remember what it stands for: congressional pay raises. “No law, varying the compensation for the […]
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